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Long Term Effects Of Norco
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) safety:
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is essentially hydrocodone with Acetaminophen (tylenol).
Yes, it is safe for long-term use, but the adverse aspect of this is narcotic tolerance, and a need for higher doses.
So the safest thing to do is to use this medication for the shortest duration tolerable. ...Read more
I have chronic interstitial cystitis. Tried several meds with limited success. Is it normal to be on a pain medication such as norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) long term?
Most of the time: Other treatments can be found for ic. Consult a urologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more
Is long-term oxycodone (opana) use safer than long-term vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) use, since the former contains no acetaminophen which harms the liver?
Possibly: Most medications are processed through your liver. Normally, a healthy liver will easily process and eliminate acetaminophen. However, if the liver is abnormal or exposed to excess amounts of acetaminophen, then severe harm could result. Remember that all opioids (opana, vicodin, etc) must be taken carefully under your physician's guidance. ...Read more
Took 2 fioricet for headache. How long do I have to wait before taking norco for kidney stone pain?
75mg Lyrica (pregabalin) and 20mg baclofen for peripheral neuropathy. How long after can I take 5/325 norco for pain??
I have been taking 3 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a day for 2 years 10/325 how long until the withdrawals are gone?
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Withdrawal usually lasts from 3-5 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) has a short half life. It is not detectable in the urine ~4-5 days after the last use. I understand that you are trying to get off of it before conceiving a baby. You have to keep in mind that it will not be an easy quit as going off it can cause withdrawal and it may be a real problem to deal with, so if you plan to have a baby, I suggest you get off Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) way before you conceive. ...Read more
I have been on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7.5 for 20 mos, is there anything else that can be given that will kill pain better n last longer? These don't work like they did
Low risk: Tramadol and hydrocodone are class iii narcotics that are moderate potency. They are safe to take together if effective pain control is not reached with either of therm alone and they do not cause untoward side effects such as drowsiness or dizziness. Generally the two narcotics are prescribed separately and are taken every four to six hours as needed for pain. ...Read more
What are some tried and true ways to get off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?
The best way to get off narcotics short term is to taper or reduce dose slowly over days.
The larger the dose and the longer the time taking it will make withdrawal a more difficult task. You may require professional help and treatment of side effects through the weaning process. ...Read more
If I was. Allergic to a pill how long after taking it would I know I took norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but I've took vicidion and lortab before what's the chance of allergy?
Minutes to hours: If you are allergic to a drug, the reaction usually occurs within minutes and 2 hours. However if the reaction is a rash, it may take several days. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is not a highly allergenic drug although you may get side effects from the opiate it contains. ...Read more
How fast does a tolerance to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 develop? Messed up my back at and tried alternative pain control. But no longer cant. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) not helping.
"messed up"?: If you back condition is due to trauma it should improve relatively quickly or needs specific delineation. You also mention another pain condition (migraine), and maybe a third (dry socket); so, your pain biology may be at issue. If so, then your path with opiates may be problematic and you should not continue to take more unless you look carefully at your addictcion potential. ...Read more
What can I do for chronic back. Pain my norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is no longer effective?
Talk to Pain Doctor: There are a variety of methods that can be used to treat your pain. Talking to a pain doctor can help you figure out what is best for you. ...Read more
How long will norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or vicodin show up on a silvia drug screen my doctors will preform?
About 24 hours.: Hydrocodone, the active ingredient in both Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and vicodin, has a relatively short half life, about 4 hours. This means that regardless of the amount of drug in your system, half of it will be eliminated in the period of the half-life. To be safe, one should allow at least four to five half-lives to pass after ingestion of the drug. 4 to 5 x 4 hours = 16-20 hours. Www. Opiatecure. Com. ...Read more
What will norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (hydrocodone) do if taken for long period of time?
Several things: The longer you take opioids there is a greater chance to develop a condition called hyperalgesia. You can also develop hormone imbalances and osteoporosis. The Acetaminophen in it can cause some liver problems over time as well. There always a risk for abuse and addiction. Discuss these risks with your physician. ...Read more
How long will six percocet 5 stay in your urine, and two Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) fives?
In theory, ~1 day...: We estimate how long it takes body to get rid of drug at 5 half-lives. Half-life is time it takes for drug level to drop by 50%. So after 5 half-lives, you're down to 3.125% if I did my math correctly, which is essentially out of system. Oxycodone stays in body 3-4.5hrs depending upon reference (http://www. Rxlist. Com/oxycontin-drug/clinical-pharmacology. Htm). Metabolism is affected by many variabl ...Read more
I just had lateral ligament reconstruction in my ankle and I was wondering how long I should be taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?
Ankle surgery: Ankle surgery is a pretty extensive surgery. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a strong narcotic and should only be taken as needed for severe pain. It can cause addiction and constipation. After 2 weeks of the surgery, your pain level should have dropped by quite a bit, maybe a 5 or 6 level out of 10. Ask your surgeon to prescribe maybe toradol or ibufrofen. These can be taken for moderate pain, less side effects. ...Read more
Just had emergency appendix surgery. It had blockage. How long does it take to heal with scope. He gave norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7mg 1-2 tabs can I take 2 at same time.
I use butrans patch for pain and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 for breakthrough. How long after taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can I have an alcoholic beverage? I normally don't drink
You should be asking: The doctor who is prescribing all of this. If you are talking one alcoholic beverage (standard drink 12 oz beer, 5 oz ordinary wine, 1 1/2 oz distilled spirits), it would not likely be an issue, although any amount of alcohol may increase the risks of tylenol (acetaminophen) if you are taking larger doses on a regular basis (2 grams per day or more- approx 6 norcos). If larger doses of alcohol, then not ok. ...Read more
How long do you have to wait to drink alcohol after taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?
6 hours: At least.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long after taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) do I have to wait before I drink alcohol?
I was on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5/325 for back pain. I finished the meds. How long should I wait to safely consume alcoholic beverages?
40 hours: Hydrocodone has 8 hour half life and 5 times the 1/2 life to clear your system. This also depends on whether or not you have liver disease which would prolong how long it hangs around and also whether norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or alcohol will cause further problems. Also if taking some other drugs like ketoconazole the levels of the norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) could go higher and last longer. ...Read more
Broken & dislocated ankle & torn ligaments. Had surgery, no weight for 8 wks. On wk 7. Taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5mg/325 2-3x daily. Normal? How long can I take?
This could be needed: This is a serious injury. My advice is to follow the directions of your surgeon. He/she knows the extent of damage and the progress that is being made. You will benefit from physical therapy when released to do so. Long term there can be moderate to significant arthritis depending on the amount of damage and alignment to the joint. Be careful with the narcotics. Talk to your doctor about you pain. ...Read more